Imprint & Privacy Policy

Webmaster:

Christopher Bolte
info (at) christopherbolte.com

97 Pearl St.
Apt. 2
Somerville
MA, 02145
United States

Disclaimer

This website is maintained by Christopher Bolte. The following are terms and conditions of use of the site. If you do not accept these conditions you must not use the website.
Unless specified to the contrary, the contents of this website and these pages are protected by copyright and no part of them may be reproduced in any form or used in any other way except with Christopher Bolte’s prior written permission or in accordance with the next term set out below.
You may print off or download the visible text on the site for personal non-commercial purposes but it may not be used for any other purpose.  Further, you may not reproduce any other part of the website, including but not limited to the structure, overall style and program code.
Christopher Bolte gives no warranty and makes no representation as to the content of this site or its accuracy and accepts no liability for any errors or omissions in it. Christopher Bolte does not warrant that your use of the site will not infringe third party rights. This site includes links to other sites on the world wide web. We are not responsible for such sites and cannot vouch for the suitability or accuracy of their content. You link to them at your own risk.
Christopher Bolte may monitor communications on the site but is under no obligation to do so. You must not post any material onto the site which is defamatory, obscene or blasphemous, which infringes third party rights or which could in any other way give rise to criminal or civil liability in any jurisdiction. We shall have no liability for any such material. We may in our absolute discretion remove any material if in our view it falls or might fall within the foregoing categories or is otherwise inappropriate. We shall own any material you send to the site or to us, shall not be obliged to treat any such communication as confidential and may exploit any such communication and its contents in such ways as we see fit.
All third party logos, brand names and images and used on this site are registered trade marks and belong to their respective owners.
We may change these conditions of use from time to time. You will be bound by changes even if you do not re-visit this page to re-read this notice.

Privacy Policy

Cookies

This site uses cookies - small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Information that is collected automatically through this Website

When you visit these Websites, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered Personal Information under GDPR.

What this data is used for

  • Tracking the number and approximate geographical location of users visiting this website as a means to measure website traffic.
  • To verify that any and all request you might send directly to Christopher Bolte via the contact form are legitimate and are not the result of an automated piece of software (bots).
  • To personalize specific interactive elements (like the Spotify "Follow" button) so that they reflect any and all interaction you may or may not have performed on a third party platform or social network as it relates to the specific piece of content wherein it is featured.
  • To maintain site-wide security and prevent malicious login or hacking attempts.
  • For the developers of third-party plugins running on this website to monitor status, usage, and traffic.

This site is operated out of the USA

This website is hosted in the United States of America, and as such, U.S. legislation applies to all the contents on this website that are provided directly by Christopher Bolte. Please note that for all of the third-party services embedded in or available on this site, your personal data may be transferred to providers operating from other countries.

Information delivered to third-parties

Social media platforms and widgets: Our Website includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, Tumblr sharing button, and others. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you are visiting on our Website, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. You can prevent this site from storing cookies on your computer through your browser settings or by not agreeing to accept cookies when being shown the cookie consent prompt.

Links to third-party websites. These websites include links to other websites, whose privacy practices may be different from ours. If you submit Personal Information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. Please refer to the privacy policies these individual websites provide.

Contact Form

Data Used: The contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Google Analytics

Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption and for the generation of metrics showing site traffic, visitor counts, and visitor geography.

Google Fonts

This website utilised Google Fonts, a service provided by Google, to load a unified set of fonts in order to display the website uniformly on all operating systems and devices.

Activity Tracked: This features sends page views and IP addresses to Google in order to track usage and other metrics relating to their fonts API. 

Spotify Player and "Follow" Button

Some pages on this website contain an embedded Spotify player, "Follow" button, or both. Spotify is based in New York City, NY, USA. Accessing these pages may relay some of your personal information to Spotify. If you are logged into your Spotify account, playing something in the web player will be seen by Spotify as a regular play from your account and the resulting metrics will be treated as such.

Please refer to Spotify's privacy policy for more information.

SoundCloud Player

Some pages on this website contain an embedded player provided by SoundCloud - a company based in Berlin, Germany. Playing audio using these embedded players shares personal information like your IP address with SoundCloud in order to track and verify various metrics like play counts.

Please refer to SoundCloud's privacy policy for more information.

Sharing

Data Used: When sharing content via email, the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. 

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Fraudulent login attempts

Any and all attempts to log in to the backend of this website will be stored with a time stamp and IP-address so as to prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing the site's sensitive information. This information is forwarded to the Akismet service (owned by Automattic).

Your rights

To access, correct, or request deletion of your Information you may contact us directly at any time about accessing, correcting, or deleting your Personal Information, or altering your data or marketing preferences by emailing us at info@christopherbolte.com. We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.

Retention: None of your data will be stored for longer than 10 years.

Withdrawal of consent: If you have already let us process your information with your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.

You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our practices. For more information, please contact your national data protection authority.